Kansas City 45 30 .600 ---
Seattle 44 32 .579 1.5
Chicago 38 34 .528 5.5
Montreal 37 36 .507 7
California 37 38 .493 8
Philadelphia 35 40 .467 10
San Diego 30 41 .423 13
Cleveland 29 44 .397 15
Cleveland (Tiant and Ellsworth) at Philadelphia (Jackson and Champion),2
Seattle (Meyer and Pattin) at Montreal (Robertson and Wegener), 2
San Diego (Santorini and Ross) at Kansas City (Rooker and Drago), 2
Chicago (Peters) at California (McGlothlin)
Cleveland 6, Philadelphia 2: Sam McDowell threw a four-hitter while striking out nine, and Vern Fuller drove in three runs for Cleveland. The Phillies didn't get a hit until the fifth inning and didn't score until Dick Allen's two-run homer in the ninth. Fuller went 3-for-4 with a homer.
California 5, Chicago 4: Billy Cowan tripled home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning as the Angels rallied from a 4-1 deficit. Eddie Fisher got the win with two scoreless innings of relief, and Ken Tatum worked a perfect ninth for the save. Tommy John threw all eight innings for Chicago, allowing nine hits; at the plate, John had three hits and three RBIs.
Chicago 2, California 0: Carlos May's two-out homer in the eighth -- which followed an error by Roger Repoz -- gave the White Sox a split of the double header. Billy Wynne went seven innings, allowing five hits, for the win, and Wilbur Wood worked two hitless innings for the save. Hoyt Wilhelm took the loss in relief of Clyde Wright, who threw seven innings of four-hit ball. Wynne was injured (10 games) and is replaced on the roster by Sammy Ellis; Wynne is eligible to return July 19. Angels infielder Aurelio Rodriguez and Sandy Alomar are out for two days; they remain on the roster. Vic Davalillo is deactivated and Dave Campbell selected from the emergency list as the Angels have just one player to cover two infield spots without him. Davalillo may return for games of July 19.
Kansas City 3, San Diego 2: Mike Hedlund threw a complete game four-hitter for the Royals. Hedlund retired 10 straight Padres in the second through fifth innings and 12 straight in the fifth through ninth. Chuck Harrison went 2-for-3 with a run, an RBI and a double for Kansas City, Dick Kelley threw an eight-inning complete game for the Padres, allowing six hits. After the game, Kansas City reactivated Ed Kirkpatrick and deactived Joe Keough, who may return for games of July 19.
Player of the Day: Mike Hedlund, Kansas City